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Lobster Dinner

Accession Number
2004/2.67

Title
Lobster Dinner

Artist(s)
Gahan Wilson

Object Creation Date
circa 1980

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
29 15/16 in x 22 7/16 in (76 cm x 57 cm);27 15/16 in x 22 1/4 in (71 cm x 56.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick

Subject matter
What are these creatures? They become recognizable when we realize the context of the situation: the waiter’s hand revealing what is on the platter and the human on the bib of the diner. A lobster dinner, reversed in a disquieting way. This is characteristic of Wilson’s cartoons, which often depict scenes of horror and fantasy; nightmares you hope to wake from.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Rights
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